Kakinda: The Hidden Ups and Downs of Graduation

The Hidden Ups and Downs of Graduation

Thousands of students are graduating in Uganda come next week, as this is happening, something rings in my mind whenever this happens! Graduation represents the culmination of a journey and the attainment of a goal. It is an exciting period in a person’s life and an array of feelings will surface for the graduate. While most people think of graduation…

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Dr. Muyingo eliminates possibility of schools opening this month

Muyingo

Minister of Higher education, Dr. John Chrysestom Muyingo has eliminated truth from the media rumour that schools will reopen this September. Unlike the media claims, Dr. Muyingo disclaimed this information while speaking at the release of the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations stating that the possibility of opening schools were slim. Prior to this, speculations had spread all over media…

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Student Loan Scheme Extended to Finalists

Student Loan Scheme Extended to Finalists.

The Higher Education Students’ Financing board will now be offering its financial assistance to final year students. According to the Board executive director Micheal Wanyama, the funds will help finalists to finish university. “In its 27th meeting, the Board approved to gazette this funding to start with Final year students who are struggling to finish their study programmes,” Wanyama said.…

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Guild Presidents Call Resignation of Education and Health Ministers

University Guild presidents have called for Education Minister Janet Museveni Kataha and Health Minister Jane Aceng to stepdown if they don’t come out with a comprehensive plan for massive vaccination of teachers and learners in the next 30 days. In a joint press conference, the student leadership demand for the reopening of Education institutions. In attendance was Ssempijja Ivan of…

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UACE Results Out; Females Outperform Males Candidates

UACE Results Out; Females Out perform Males Candidates.

Female Candidates have outshined male candidates in the recently released UACE Results. On Friday, the Uganda National Examination Board released the 2020 UACE Results in a function presided over by the Minister of Education and sports, Janet Kataha Museveni. According to the Board executive secretary Dan Odongo, The females outperformed the male candidates despite their “Female candidates although fewer, performed…

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UNEB to Release UACE 2020 On Friday

The Uganda National Examination Board is set to release the final batch of results of the 2020 candidates. The examination board will tomorrow release the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education results at a function that will be presided over by the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon Janet Museveni. “The Minister for Education and Sports, Hon.@JanetMuseveni, will tomorrow Friday August…

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Government gives Makerere University green light for online classes

Makerere University

The government has given Makerere University permission to resume classes online amidst the Covid-19 lockdown. The institution of higher learning was closed after the President imposed a lockdown attributed to the outrageous numbers of patients suffering from covid-19 that had been recorded in the country. However, with close to no hope for normalcy to run into the education system, the…

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Ministry of Education still hopes to resume 2021 academic year

Ministry of Education still hopes to resume 2021 academic year

Director of Education Standards at Ministry of Education, Dr. Kedress Turyagyenda says the ministry still hopes for learners to resume school this year. According to him, Ministry of Education already has a plan to ensure that schools are reopened and in so doing a mechanism to ensure that stakeholders are not worried about the wellbeing of their children. While speaking…

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Criticism over PLE poor performance drives student to suicide

Criticism over PLE poor performance drives student to suicide

A 15-year-old girl who recently sat for Primary Seven has committed suicide shortly after the release Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE). On Wednesday morning, the girl who had sat for her final primary exams at Bwikya Muslim Primary School was found hanging which shocked everyone, wondering what could have lead her to such extremes. According to a suicide note that the…

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